Sexual communication and related behaviours in Tephritidae: current knowledge and potential applications for Integrated Pest Management

@article{Benelli2014SexualCA,
  title={Sexual communication and related behaviours in Tephritidae: current knowledge and potential applications for Integrated Pest Management},
  author={Giovanni Benelli and Kent M Daane and Angelo Valastro Canale and Changying Niu and Russell H. Messing and Roger I. Vargas},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={87},
  pages={385-405}
}
Tephritidae are an enormous threat to fruit and vegetable production throughout the world, causing both quantitative and qualitative losses. Investigating mating sequences could help to unravel mate choice dynamics, adding useful information to improve behaviour-based control strategies. We review current knowledge about sexual communication and related behaviours in Tephritidae, with a focus on six key agricultural pests: Anastrepha ludens, Bactrocera cucurbitae, Bactrocera dorsalis… CONTINUE READING

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